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# In an effort to reduce their inventories, Italian vintners

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In an effort to reduce their inventories, Italian vintners have cut prices; their wines have been priced to sell, and they are .

(A) have been priced to sell, and they are
(B) are priced to sell, and they have
(C) are priced to sell, and they do
(D) are being priced to sell, and have
(E) had been priced to sell, and they have
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04 Sep 2004, 14:38
In an effort to reduce their inventories, Italian vintners have cut prices; their wines have been priced to sell. and they are.
(A) have been priced to sell, and they are
(B) are priced to sell, and they have
(C) are priced to sell, and they do
(D) are being priced to sell, and have
(E) had been priced to sell, and they have

Hi ,

The answer to the post is C . This is because the sentence is much in present tense ( usage of reduce ) and hence all the verbs muct be in same tense .
have been - present perfect
being priced - odd usage of being
and in o[ption B usage of they is a pronoun error

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04 Sep 2004, 15:23
Actual Question :

In an effort to reduce their inventories, Italian vintners have cut prices; their wines have been priced to sell. and they are.

(A) have been priced to sell, and they are
(B) are priced to sell, and they have
(C) are priced to sell, and they do
(D) are being priced to sell, and have
(E) had been priced to sell, and they have

Mohu,
Thanks for the explaination.
But I am not sure of the pronoun error, which you mentioned, of 'they' in B. C also uses 'they'.

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In an effort to reduce their inventories, Italian vintners have cut prices; their wines have been priced to sell. and they are.

(A) have been priced to sell, and they are
(B) are priced to sell, and they have
(C) are priced to sell, and they do
(D) are being priced to sell, and have
(E) had been priced to sell, and they have

this question is an ellipsis question and therefore verbs must match
(A) have been priced to sell, and they are selling

(B) are priced to sell, and they have sold(

C) are priced to sell, and they do sell
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D) are being priced to sell, and have sold

(E) had been priced to sell, and they have sold

Only C makes the good elipsis.

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In an effort to reduce their inventories, Italian vintners have cut prices; their wines have been priced to sell. and they are.

(A) have been priced to sell, and they are
(B) are priced to sell, and they have
(C) are priced to sell, and they do
(D) are being priced to sell, and have
(E) had been priced to sell, and they have

I simply focused on the end points, here. They are/have, what? Sold? Ate? Exploded?

They do makes sense because the infinitive form of sell is already used in the preceding clause. Thus, it's straightforward what "do" refers to. Therefore, C is correct.

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13 Jan 2015, 03:35
Italian vintners are priced to sell? Does that make sense??

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The question is underlined incorrectly.
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15 Jul 2016, 09:36
[quote="shygo"]In an effort to reduce their inventories, Italian vintners have cut prices; their wines have been priced to sell, and they are .

(A) have been priced to sell, and they are selling
(B) are priced to sell, and they have sold
(C) are priced to sell, and they do sell
(D) are being priced to sell, and have been sold
(E) had been priced to sell, and they have had been sold
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11 Oct 2017, 10:10
The verb that goes with "they" must be able to be paired with the omitted verb "sell." The only choice that would fit correctly is "do"

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